A man found he had been stabbed with a blade after ‘bumping’ into some youths in broad daylight in Co Donegal.
The horrific incident happened as the man was walking down Letterkenny’s Port Road just after 2.30pm on Wednesday last.
The man was walking along the footpath with a woman when he was passed by three youths wearing hoodies.
One of the youths ‘bumped’ into the man and walked on.
The man later noticed he had a sharp pain in his side.
When he examined the soreness he discovered that a blade had been embedded into his side.
The man received medical treatment but has made a full recovery.
Gardai have said this was NOT an accident.
“This was a deliberate attack but we have not established a motive for it. This happened in broad daylight and a full investigation has been launched into it,” said the spokesperson.
Local county councillor and chairman of the Joint Policing Committee in Donegal, Gerry McMonagle said he was horrified by the incident.
“This was not a robbery so the only reason I can see is that these people simply wanted to hurt that other person, a random stranger as they were walking along the street.
“It’s a horrific thing to happen and the fact that it happened in broad daylight is even more concerning.
“I hope the person makes a full recovery and I have no doubt that the Gardai are doing all in their powers to track whoever is responsible down,” he said.Tags: